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How to Select a Scene Mode on Your Nikon D7100

If you don’t want to rely on the camera to make that judgment, your Nikon D7100 offers Scene modes, which are designed to automatically capture specific scenes in ways that are traditionally considered [more…]

The 16 Scene Modes on Your Nikon D7100

Your Nikon D7100 camera offers 16 Scene modes, each designed to produce a specific result in terms of lighting, color, and focus. Before you start exploring the Scene choices, note these general pointers [more…]

Live View Photography on Your Nikon D7100

Like many dSLR cameras, the Nikon D7100 offers Live View,a feature that enables you to use the monitor instead of the viewfinder to compose photos. Turning on Live View is also the first step in recording [more…]

How to Customize the Live View Display on the Nikon D7100

For still photography, the Live View display on your Nikon D7100 appears by default as shown on the left. You can tweak the display in the following ways: [more…]

How to Display the Live View Preview on an HDMI Screen

You can connect your Nikon D7100 camera to an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) device to see the Live View output on that screen. This feature is often used by studio photographers who want [more…]

How to Set the AF-Area Mode on Your Nikon D7100

The AF-area mode setting tells the Nikon D7100 what part of the frame contains your subject so that it can set focusing distance correctly. To adjust the setting, press the AF-mode button to temporarily [more…]

Manual Focusing in Live View Mode on Your Nikon D7100

For manual focusing in Live View mode on your Nikon D7100, set the Focus mode selector switch on the front-left side of the camera to M. If you’re using a lens that has a focus method switch, set that [more…]

Shooting Still Pictures in Live View Mode on Your Nikon D7100

Most of the steps involved in taking a still picture in Live View mode on your Nikon D7100 are essentially the same as for viewfinder photography.

By pressing the [more…]

How to Record Movies with the Nikon D7100's Default Settings

Video enthusiasts will appreciate the fact that the Nikon D7100 enables you to tweak a variety of movie-recording settings, such as frame size, frame rate, microphone volume, and the like. But if you're [more…]

How to Adjust Basic Recording Settings on Your Nikon D7100

When you're interested in taking more control over how your videos are recorded than the Nikon D7100's default settings offer, start by exploring the following basic settings: [more…]

The Nikon D7100's Frame Size/Frame Rate Options

When shooting with the Nikon D7100, this setting determines the resolution, or frame size, of your movie, as well as the number of frames per second (fps), both of which affect video quality. [more…]

Select the Movie Quality Option (Bit Rate) on Your Nikon D7100

The Movie Quality setting on your Nikon D7100 can be accessed via the Movie Settings option on the Shooting menu or the Live View control strip. Remember, you display the control strip by simply pressing [more…]

How to Control the Audio for Your Nikon D7100 Movies

You can record sound using the Nikon D7100’s built-in microphone, labeled on the left, or you can attach the optional Nikon ME-1 stereo microphone to the jack labeled on the right in the figure. You can [more…]

How to Screen Movies Shot on the Nikon D7100

To play a movie you recorded on your Nikon D7100, press the Playback button. In single-image playback mode, you can spot a movie file by looking for the little movie camera icon in the top-left corner [more…]

How to Trim Movies Shot on the Nikon D7100

You can do some limited movie editing in camera on the Nikon D7100 — limited editing. You can trim frames from the start of a movie and clip off frames from the end, and that’s it. [more…]

How to Save a Nikon D7100 Movie Frame as a Still Image

You can save a single frame of any movie that you shot on your Nikon D7100 as a regular image file. Here’s how to save a single frame as a still image: [more…]

How to Customize Basic Playback Options on the Nikon D7100

To switch your Nikon D7100 camera to playback mode, just press the Playback button. Then press the Multi Selector right or left to scroll through your pictures. [more…]

How to View Multiple Nikon D7100 Images at a Time

Instead of displaying each Nikon D7100 photo or movie file one at a time, you can display 4 or 9 thumbnails, or even a whopping 72 thumbnails. (Movie files are indicated by little sprocket holes along [more…]

How to Display Nikon D7100 Photos in Calendar View

In Calendar display mode on the Nikon D7100, you see a calendar. Select a date, and you can quickly navigate to all pictures you shot that day. A thumbnail image on the calendar indicates that you took [more…]

How to Choose Which Nikon D7100 Images to View

Your Nikon D7100 camera organizes files into folders that are assigned generic names: 100D7100, 101D7100, and so on. You can see the name of the current folder by looking at the Storage Folder option on [more…]

How to Magnify Nikon D7100 Photos during Playback

After displaying a photo in single-frame view on your Nikon D7100, as shown on the left, you can magnify it, as shown on the right. You can zoom in on still photos only, however; this feature isn’t available [more…]

Diagnosing Image Quality Problems on Your Nikon D7100

Almost every review of the Nikon D7100 contains glowing reports about the camera’s picture quality. As you’ve no doubt discovered, those claims are true: This baby can create large, beautiful images. What [more…]

Data-Display Options on Your Nikon D7100

By default, only File Information mode and Overview mode on your Nikon D7100 are enabled. To access the other modes, along with an option that enables you to view the focus point that the camera used to [more…]

File Information Mode on the Nikon D7100

In File Information display mode on your Nikon D7100, the monitor displays the data shown in the following figure. Note that the illustrations here apply to still photos. [more…]

Highlights Display Mode on Your Nikon D7100

In Highlights display mode on your Nikon D7100, areas that the camera thinks may be overexposed blink in the camera monitor. One of the most difficult photo problems to correct in a photo-editing program [more…]

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